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“Top Notch artifacts and historical information”

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
Ranked #19 of 268 things to do in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The museum features changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art with an emphasis on the Southwest.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Greensboro, North Carolina
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Top Notch artifacts and historical information”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

My friend and I thoroughly enjoy Native American art and culture, but on our last day in Santa Fe we only had a few hours before leaving and wanted a cool place to pass the time. Now we wish we had not waited until the last minute. Next time we will spend the day on Museum Hill

Visited June 2013
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Golden, Colorado
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80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fabulous, Fabulous, Fabulous”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

We were fortunate enough to attend a morning lecture on Native American rugs given by a young man who was knowledgable and enthusiastic. It was one of the highlights of our trip. The museum itself is genuine and just fabulous. Ask at the desk when you go in when the lecture is - and go! We will go back to this museum.

Visited August 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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92 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Don't Rush Through This Gallery!”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

This gallery outside of Santa Fe contains some really wonderful Indian handiwork that is worth seeing. When we visited, there was a special exhibit of Indian beadwork and weavings, and the person on duty was more than happy to explain what we were seeing. Sadly, he said most people aren't really interested in having him explain the exhibits and he seemed thrilled to spend time talking with us. The blankets were especially interesting when you know the background and the beadwork was totally amazing.

Visited September 2013
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Clearwater, Florida
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600 reviews
182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
“Special Museum”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

We enjoyed this small museum that was full of information on Native American blankets, how it started, what the design means, about colors. Just very informative. Nice that it is on the smaller side as we are 68, 63 and get pooped out in huge museums. Fantastic gift shop with something for everyone. They sell the blankets and the prices are so out of our price range, but their little info card tells why they are so expensive -- the work involved and the hours. This lovely museum is free so be sure and leave a donation. It is wonderful to know that people had vision to save historic blankets and items so we can enjoy them today.

Visited October 2013
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Richmond, va
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253 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Short and informative”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

We stopped by here this morning as they opened. The lady in the front was a volunteer and she truly loved what she did. The museum was only about Native American Textiles and they were beautiful. Great little gift shop in the basement, too.

Visited October 2013
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